About this listing
Quiet street near the lake, great coffeeshops, restaurants, bars, transit, I-5, UW. Large room with west facing windows to tree lined back yard. Lots of shade. One of the quietest areas of Seattle but close to almost everything. Hardwood floors.
This is for the larger upstairs room at our house.
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Quiet updated craftsmen house in the beautiful Wallingford / Greenlake neighborhood. Great walking score, one of the best areas to stay in a restful, quiet neighborhood near the lake. Few blocks to best coffeeshops like Zoka, the lake for walking, swimming or biking (3+ mile trail), Woodland Park Zoo, and 1 short block to main bus line to get downtown or to University of Washington. We're only a couple easy blocks to Tangletown which has restaurants, bars, and a little market too.
4 blocks to the farmers market at Meridian Park too! (Summer months)
With a covered front porch and quiet back yard/patio there's ample space to sit outside for breakfast or dinner as you like.
Access to adjacent sitting room with couch, table, chairs also.
The large upstairs room has a nice queen mattress, optional extra futon if desired, and also has desk, chair, etc.
The house is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath remodeled craftsmen home with hardwood floors, no pets, box beams, lots of light, porch, etc. We're guys and girls in our late 20's early/mid 30s, professionals - arts nonprofit, science nonprofit, etc.
We keep the place quiet and are pretty busy so if we are around at all it's mostly here to eat or watch a movie in the evenings.
We are fans of composting and sustainability and natural cleaning supplies. Small back yard, patio for a cup of tea and plenty of sunshine on the front patio/porch area. BBQ in back too. Quiet residential neighborhood mostly composed of families and nice homes. Lots of shade so the house doesn't get too hot in the summer either (upstairs rooms cool off nicely by evening with big windows and a fan).
Smoking is allowed outside on the sidewalk.
Washer dryer available no charge.
Free street parking.
Room adjacent to bathroom with tub and shower, shared with other upstairs room.
2nd house bathroom downstairs
Shared kitchen and living areas
Sitting room with dining table and south facing window adjacent to guest room is available for upstairs guests
Interaction with Guests
Usually fairly minimal as we are all out and about a lot. But just ask if you'd like us to take you out for a drink or stand up paddleboarding, volleyball, etc.
Great coffee, bars, restaurants, but this block is very quiet. Not a major street so little traffic too. Easy free parking right outside.
It's about a 15 minute ride I think on the #16 bus to get downtown, Ballard (#44 bus), or anywhere, or just walk 7 blocks to Wallingford neighborhood for many restaurants, and to Fremont for good music venues and more. The 44 bus gets you right to University of Washington area. It's not the easiest location if you need to get to Capitol Hill or south seattle a lot (30 minutes by 2 busses?).
Download the "One Bus Away" app (free) for easy transit info and times.
Lyft and Uber are operational here and the cabs have an app now too.
From Sea-tac airport we suggest grabbing the easy/cheap light rail to downtown Westlake Station (end of the line currently) and then catching a cab from there to save $ but not have to wait for the bus too long either.
Other Things to Note
East facing windows to the quiet back yard and trees. Nice to wake up in the morning with sunlight or close black out curtains for good sleep.
Seattle now has bike rentals available around much of downtown and you can rent paddleboards, sailboats, pedal boats, and more at Greenlake.
No drugs, no smoking inside, no loud talking, no unexpected guests, etc.
All pretty standard stuff. Please be mature, quiet, professional, and don't expect any parties or anything here. :-) That said, we're kind hospitable folks and will welcome you to the house and tell you about the neighborhood!
We may ask to see your ID on arrival as per Airbnb guidelines, and we'll have a key available for you. Main house doors should stay locked during the day, and deadbolt at night. Super safe neighborhood, but still. See House Manual for more details.